There were plenty of vintage seed packets in the last shop update because they are just so pretty, but not everyone knows what to do with them. If you fall into this category, here are my favorite ways to use these papers.
1. Vintage seed packets are the perfect way to inject spring into your decor without a lot of effort. You can tuck seed packets just about anywhere. Little collections of ephemera are perfectly displayed using old folding rulers and vintage flower frogs.
2. If you are willing to invest a little more time, you can turn vintage seed packets into art by simply framing them. Frame your favorite, or choose a group that coordinates well. You don't need a fancy frame or mat. White posterboard as a simple background in any standard sized frame.
3. Some larger seed packets (like these) meet the minimum size requirements of the USPS - 3 1/2" x 5" for envelopes. These larger seed packets are great alternatives to standard envelopes. Add an address, pick out your favorite stamp, and drop it in the mail.
4. Use to hold extra photos, special journaling, or little mementos in your scrapbooks and art journals. Vintage seed packets look good enough to add to your art, and can serve as pockets. Use a little strip of washi tape so it stays closed, but can also be opened later on.
5. Sometimes you want to give cash or a gift card, but it feels a little impersonal or lacks a pretty presentation. Stuff the cash or gift card inside a vintage seed packet, close with washi tape, and the recipient gets two gifts in one. You can add a little gift tag directly on the seed packet, or attach a few embellishments using a mini wood clothing pin or metal paper clip
6. Hosting Easter dinner or a spring get together and want some decor you can't find at Party City? String a collection of vintage seed packets together to make a banner. You can either attach the seed packets to thin baker's twine using tape, or clip onto thicker twine using wood clothing pins.